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Phindiwe Nkosi

Member of Communication Anthem / Wedding Anthem (Pty) Ltd. team
Location:South Africa

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Phindiwe Nkosi has a decade of experience coupled by post graduate studies from the University of Pretoria. Her experience ranges from working as a journalist, international news anchor, travel writer, speech writer, marketing and communications manager, editor, blogger, foodie and ghostwriter.

She is also the founder of Travel Anthem and freelances for clients across South Africa, UK, Australia, Canada, India, Zimbabwe and more. Email her at phindiwe@communicationanthem.co.za for your writing and blogging needs.
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Qualification

BA (Hons) in Culture and Media
Year completed:2011
Education level:Honours
Final year subjects:Culture and Media Studies
Institution:University of Pretoria
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
 
BA degree
Year completed:2006
Education level:Degree
Final year subjects:Visual Communications, English and Drama
Institution:University of Pretoria
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
 
Intro to Marketing Management
Year completed:2011
Education level:Certificate
Final year subjects:The Marketing Mix and Indentifying the Target Market
Institution:University of South Africa (UNISA)
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
 
Course in Public Relations
Year completed:2010
Education level:Certificate
Final year subjects:Public Relations
Institution:University of South Africa (UNISA)
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
 
Social Media & Com Strategies
Year completed:2010
Education level:Certificate
Final year subjects:Social Media and Effective Communication Strategies
Institution:Gordon Institute of Business Science (Univ of Pta)
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
 
Matriculation / Grade 12
Year completed:2003
Education level:High school
Final year subjects:English (distinction), Afrikaans (distinction), Science, Mathematics, Business Economics and Biology
Institution:Hillview High School
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
 
Course in Knowledge Management
Year completed:2011
Education level:Certificate
Final year subjects:Knowledge Management (passed with a distinction)
Institution:University of South Africa (UNISA)
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
 
Want to add a digit to your blogging income? Here's how

While social media and mass media is quick to position bloggers as social influencers and promote this profession to aspiring bloggers, the reality is that cutting it in the industry is downright difficult

By Phindiwe Nkosi 14 Sep 2017

Five things to consider when hiring a travel blogger

Having someone skilled in the industry to tell your story can help you unearth a world full of potential guests. Here are five tips to consider before hiring a travel blogger

By Phindiwe Nkosi 2 Aug 2017

Five tricks digital content producers can't live without

It is not always necessary to reinvent the wheel. One must, however, be constantly willing to interrogate if it is serving its purpose and can't be improved upon; and if so how

By Phindiwe Nkosi 3 Feb 2016

Seven requests travel writers hate

While the masses are hustling in corporate offices or stuck in traffic, the travel writer could be waking up to a song of a bird s/he has never heard before

By Phindiwe Nkosi 27 Jan 2016

How to increase your freelance earnings today!

Whether you are doing it full-time or want to supplement your income, freelancing can offer unlimited earning opportunities

By Phindiwe Nkosi 20 Jan 2016

Five ideas to fill your vacant off-peak rooms

Tired of paying staff to twiddle their thumbs during off-peak seasons when guest occupancy levels are low?

By Phindiwe Nkosi 20 Jan 2016

Do's and don'ts of hosting a travel writer

As a travel writer, just when one thinks it can't get any better, there are moments when it does. The same is true for the other side of the coin

By Phindiwe Nkosi 22 Dec 2015

Top ten overlooked tips for international content writers

There's something romanticized about producing content that surpasses geographical divide. It is not limited to a particular audience, but highlights the power of words carved out to go further than physical limitations

By Phindiwe Nkosi 22 Dec 2015

5 things travel writers will never tell you

Nothing is as painful as establishments talking to themselves about themselves. For starters, no one really believes the credibility of one paid to be their own praise poet and secondly, even if you are offering a superior service, what use is it if it is just you and your small community knowing about it?

By Phindiwe Nkosi 13 Sep 2013

Redefining "travel"

Tourism Month (September) is creating quite a stir. The buzz words are "get out and travel" and travel writers' suitcases are packed and ready to go. Give me, but a moment to explain the reality out there, be it an isolated case or the norm; let's just leave it as "my" reality.

By Phindiwe Nkosi 11 Sep 2013

Hidden questions of a travel writer

Nothing, not even scholarly theories, quite prepares one for travel writing. Despite the knowledge that it takes a writer, the rules of engagement are not the same. How does one describe sunrise or the heartbeat of a newborn lion cub beating against yours?

By Phindiwe Nkosi 29 Aug 2013

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